Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hitting the Books

To "hit the books" is to devote yourself to study. This is as opposed to hitting the hay (going to sleep).

Example: "We need to study for our Physics test. We'd better hit the books for a while."

Bonus Example: "I'm going to hit the books for an hour; then I'm going to hit the hay."


  1. I love to read about this idiom, hitting books is always been my favourite idiom. Well explained, thanks.

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